Organized since 1998 by the Tarbes City Hall, the Tarbes Tourist Office and the Tangueando Ibos Association, the Tarbes en Tango is today one of the biggest Tango festivals in the world.
Just a 35-minute drive from “Michouat”, the festival brings together, for 9 days in August, the great masters of Argentine Tango, dancers and musicians, tangueros from around the world and the general public. Around a varied, eclectic and quality program, dance, music and Argentinian culture remain the essential elements of Tarbes en Tango.
During the day, a sensual and intoxicating atmosphere invades the streets of the city with milongas (dance events) and Tango aperos on the terrace cafés. In the evening, the most prestigious places of the city, the Jardin Massey, the Théâtre des Nouveautés and the Marcadieu Hall offer shows, concerts and dancing, sublimated by a hundred artists from Argentina.
Tango is also a culture that can be shared through films, exhibitions, conferences, readings, etc. Festivalgoers who wish to practice Argentine Tango can register for dance workshops (beginner to professional), instruments, singing or even DJ. The conviviality remains the watchword of this Festival and the traders of the city (shops, hotels, bars …) participate largely in this aspect.
The international dimension of the Festival is also confirmed through the partnership with the Argentine Ministry of Tourism.